Forestridge Facts

May 21, 2021

Forestridge Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Michelle Gabriel

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Rickishia Watson

Mission Statement: Inspire and develop successful lifelong learners

A Note from the Principal's Desk

Hello Forestridge Families,

As the year comes to an end, I want to thank each and every family for the work they have done to make their students successful. To continue their learning growth, I encourage you to send your child to RISD’s Summer Camps so that they can learn through hands-on activities. Keeping students engaged throughout the summer ensures that when they return to school in the fall they will be ready to engage in learning at high levels.

Remember, to submit your enrollment you must upload your documents for review. Your child’s enrollment is not complete until your documents are reviewed and approved. You must complete enrollment for each of your children. Please contact the school if you have questions.

Lastly, I want to say how much I have enjoyed being your child’s principal. I look forward to seeing them in the fall and seeing how much they have grown over the summer. To all teachers and students, stay safe and have fun!


Ms. Gabriel

Enrollment 2021-2022 School Year

Enrollment for next school year (2021-22) opens online Monday, March 1. Scan the QR code or click to enroll your students today.

RISD Parent Survey Now Open

Parents, you have from now until May 28th to take a few minutes to complete this confidential survey.

Click this link to get started.

Grade Levels


Our caterpillars are currently in their chrysalis! We are so excited to watch this process. We think we will have butterflies by next Tuesday! We enjoyed hearing lots of stories by Laura Numeroff this week. Ask your students to tell you about it! Have a great weekend!


We are finishing up our end-of-the-year testing this week. Our students have worked hard and reviewed many concepts to get ready for first grade. We are counting down the days until summer and we are excited!

1st Grade

We are wrapping up the year with an ABC Countdown! We did some fun letter days this week; like Journaling Day, Nifty Virtual Field Trip Day, Playdoh Day, and many more! If your child is virtual, please check your email for information on returning school-issued devices. Only one more week of school! Have a great weekend.

2nd Grade

This week, we took our End Of Year Science test that we reviewed so hard for and the students did awesome! The students are going over what the lessons that they’ve enjoyed this school year. We have so many fun things planned for the last week of school!

3rd Grade

This week in reading and writing, we reviewed things that we’ve learned this year, like synonyms and antonyms, character traits, text features, and cause and effect. We have been working on animal research for writing this week!

4th Grade

This week we reviewed for our End of Year science test which will be held on Monday, May 24th. We’ve also been reviewing our Math concepts with some fun riddles and practicing on 99math.

5th Grade

This week in reading students have been working hard to be ready for their STAAR Test this week. Students take math on Tuesday, May 18th, and they take reading on Wednesday May 19th. We will announce our winners of our bootcamp for reading on Thursday. Because science STAAR was last week, Ms. Rutter has been helping Ms. Landry incorporate some reading bootcamp activities in her class. They are getting double reading right before STAAR. Your students have been working extremely hard and you should be very proud. MAP Scores showed a lot of improvement from the beginning of the year for most students.

6th Grade

Your child had the best time playing the Math STAAR review games with Mr. Ouellette! They also reviewed fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for their Reading STAAR. It’s great to have those accomplishments behind us now as we focus on celebrating your child’s hard work with a graduation celebration on 5/27 for those meeting the stated expectations in the signed contract. Last week, we sent graduation ceremony information home, on Talking Points & on ClassTag. We are so proud of your children’s progress and perseverance, especially during this pandemic. We definitely share in your joy. Congratulations.

Counselors' Corner

Just a reminder, if you’re looking for ways to support your child and their mental health journey, here is a Yoga handout and Wheel of Choice for you to implement at home how you see fit. Continuing in Guidance lessons is how we handle conflict and how we view ourselves. Please see some of the visuals linked here and the Problem Solving Wheel.

6th grade Parents:

Please also see this flyer for more information on classes offered during RISD summer school for incoming 7th graders. The RISD Summer School website is linked here as well.

Parents: Shop & Save on School Supplies

Club News

This week Ensemble had its last meeting of the year. We’re all so incredibly proud of all the hard work Ensemble members have put in this year. Congratulations on the wonderful music you made. Ms. Igboh is incredibly proud of all of you!

STOMP members had their end of the year party this week. Congratulations to all the members of STOMP for their hard work and amazing performances!

Garden Club is over for the year. We will celebrate on May 25 with a Patio Party and make self-watering pots from recycled bottles.



We are gathering up art projects to take home so they can be displayed. We have done amazing artwork in spite of all the craziness of this year. This week we got to visit Monet’s Gardens in Giverny France via video as we learned about the artist. We hope our school garden will soon look like his garden.


Fifth and Sixth grades are testing for STAAR Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday is Math and Wednesday is reading. Thursday is a makeup day. Please make sure your children are having a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast. Please make sure you have enrolled your child online so you can secure for next year, otherwise your child will be dropped from mour campus. The website to enroll is:

If you need help please reach out to us. Thank you.

ESL Teacher’s Contact information:

KG and 3rd Grade- Lisa Hames @ 469-593-8514

1st and 4th Grade- Anh Pham @ 469-593-8531

PK and 5th Grade- Mafaz Sadoun @ 469-593-8545

2nd and 6th Grade- Lisa Nguyen @ 469-593-8515


Summer is just around the corner and I'm still collecting books from students. Today I sent home overdue notices with students who still owe books. If you can please help them find their books and return them to school I'd greatly appreciate it.


Even with all the rain this week our students still had a lot of fun during the Specials Fun days! We spent time playing different music games inside and dancing to GoNoodle videos. We hope that the weather next week will be nice enough for all activities we have planned!

Physical Education

The 6th Grade v. Teachers Kickball Game will be on Tuesday. All classes will have an opportunity to purchase a Kona Ice and watch the game outside. Students may bring a hat to wear outside and are encouraged to bring their water bottle.


The lovely students of Xplore enjoyed our rainy days with shaving cream tie dye art, stringing egg art and to finish up with a tasty apple pie tart with chocolate and caramel drizzle.

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